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- Posted on Sep 3rd 2009 1:30PM by Dan Reilly
Donning a black cowboy hat and flanked by four guitarists, Fogerty kicked things off with the Everly Brothers' 'When Will I Be Loved' and John Prine's 'Paradise.' The crowd on the pier was enthusiastic for the new material but truly erupted when played CCR's 'Born on the Bayou' and 'Green River.'
The rest of the set mixed new and old material as if Fogerty was leading the audience back and forth between a southern honky tonk and a rocking juke joint. His versions of Delaney and Bonnie's 'Never Ending Song Of Love' and Buck Owens' 'I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)' -- both off 'Rides Again' -- displayed his touch for heartfelt crooning while his band provided impressive guitar, lap steel, fiddle and mandolin work. The lineup also delivered a bouncy version of Creedence's 'Lookin' Out My Back Door,' but the biggest response from the crowd was when Fogerty's voice and guitar took center stage.
Creedence's 'Keep on Chooglin' kicked off with an impressive finger-tapping guitar intro and continued with extended solos in the middle, with Fogerty also taking a turn on harmonica. He later brought out his signature baseball bat guitar for his 1985 hit 'Centerfield.' With his voice sounding as strong as ever, he capped off the night with string of his greatest hits, 'Bad Moon Rising,' 'Fortunate Son' and 'Proud Mary,' proving that his abilities as a performer are just as enduring as his hits.